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katara by cakes katara by cakes
Done!

I had actually done the flats for this quite a while ago, and I just really wanted to see it done. So I decided to just power through the colors.
I really liked the simplicity of my colors on the Aayla piece and how my lines still showed through. So I wanted to do something along the same line. It's kinda in between that look and my usual over-rendered things. My technique's a little bit different on this too.
I still hate rendering hair. And that water was a pain to do, and I'm still not certain it came out all that great. And, rest assured, she does indeed have all five fingers on her hands. The rest of it though I'm really happy with.
Yeah, I know, I should quit it with those screen tones. But I can't help myself.

Hope you guys dig. I'm kinda eager to see other people's interpretations of this (if anyone tried their hand at coloring it).
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:iconthebingbang:
thebingbang Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice! 
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Vane553 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is sooo freaking pretty!!!!!
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hollyann48 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
Love this picture, sometimes hard to find such good art of characters that isn't completely skewed to their vision of them (which tends to be quite off from the original). Absolutely love this one
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AngelsKeep Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
thank you very much for not "over-sexualizing" her. because of your realistic approach, this is a beautiful picture, and I admire your astounding skill.
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AoNoTori Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Now THIS is what I call good fanart!
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Moon-Flower4022 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome.
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MagicEve Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
I love this picture of Katara :heart: She looks so life-like and how I imagined her if she was real :P
However Katara has a darker skin tone then what you've coloured here it may be something you want to keep in mind :P Other then that this is a really good picture of her :3
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:iconfreedom-falling:
Freedom-Falling Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Freaking beautiful
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:iconjackiestarsister:
JackieStarSister Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is excellent! She looks very realistic/life-like. The detail of her clothes and hair and even the water are excellent.
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Caramelise Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
Waouh !
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:iconbesunony:
BesuNony Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
This is very nice. I like the simple background (shadow and symble) and your anatomy is very good. Nice style too. Great work. ^_^

Personally, I like the screen tone. And now that I look at Katara, the same style would work for Katniss from the Hunger Games. But that's probably just me.
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VelvetSoulPanda Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Absolutely lovely!!!
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:iconaiydel:
aiydel Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is unbelievably gorgeous!
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V-S-M Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the coloring. :D Really. ;p
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:iconoshibana:
oshibana Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love it. A very "real" feel to it, with a nice sense of movement!:XD:
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flying-soap Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This makes me miss Katara all over agan...
Nice job!
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tasiallama Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
I am a big fan of this series, and I was thrilled to have happened upon this! Avatar fan art is always exciting, but this is just phenomenal, you did an amazing job! I'd love to see more of the gaang (or perhaps the new korra characters?) done in your style! :)
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eroticapple Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
KATARA IS A WHITE GIRL.
OMG I MUST HAVE BEEN BLIND OR SOME SHIT WHEN I WATCHED THE SHOW AND THOUGHT I SAW A BROWNSKINNED WATERBENDER.
BUT SHE'S ACTUALLY A WHITESKINNED BLEACHBENDER.
HOLY FUCK!
YOU HAVE OPENED MY EYES!
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KristyPwnage Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
SJ BLOGGER I FOUND ONE.

KILL IT WITH FIRE.
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:iconkristypwnage:
KristyPwnage Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
TROLLIN' IN THE DEEEP~
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PineappleCandie Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Oh calm down. Jfc.
Instead of just freaking the hell out why don't you leave some constructive criticism? You're right in the aspect that Katara's skin is way too light here. It's probably the way the artist used the light source so that's it's washing out her skin. However her skin does need to be a few shades darker and next time the artist does a piece on Katara they should experiment with skin colors. That aside it's a beautiful picture and it shows movement very very well. So calm down I'm sure the artist didn't do this intentionally.
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Fantasygal99 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this is one of the best katara painting I've seen, you got her face perfectly.
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:iconerichthonius:
erichthonius Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Great job showing the movement in this scene
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ItachiXMegumi Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Student
Cool Picture .
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:iconmizzykit:
MizzyKit Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student
Really well done! Love it!
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Iron-Chef-OR Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
Great job!
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:iconfirelilyofthephoenix:
absoulte fantastic.
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:iconafricanpearl:
africanpearl Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The flow of this piece and the balance is amazing! Great job!
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:iconemeraldka:
emeraldka Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
Wow, it's amazing!
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amiko16 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful work :)
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pimpHO87 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
hot.
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Andartha Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
Superb coloring job and I also love how you've managed to capture the flow of her movements in this still. Not a 100 % sure about the anatomy: on the left side, her upper arm and her lower leg seem a bit short, but then, getting the perspective right when somebody is acutally drawn as being in motion is always difficult.

I love the facial expression: you've got that look of intense concentration and determination down pat. Also: very well done hands!
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HimeGabi Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow the movement in this is very nice. Determination is in her face.
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:iconyurumi:
Yurumi Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
beautifully drawn :o
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ronlover2001 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
nice pic
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:iconsweetvenom94:
SweetVenom94 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
She looks great ^^, I luv how u drew her !
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:iconharper-dearest:
Harper-dearest Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
this is absolutely awesome.
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:iconmalallory:
Malallory Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Beautiful! It looks awesome.
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:iconxpuk:
Xpuk Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow awesome work!
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merpity Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
This piece looks so dynamic with your amazing coloring skills. Plus you obviously have a great grasp of lights and shadows. Katara = water-bending badass.
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yumihappi Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
cool!!! nicely done! :)
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SueaNoi Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOWOWOWOWOW!! She's BEAUTIFUL!
no wonder why Aang is so much into her. XD
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:iconeli-hinze:
Eli-Hinze Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very dynamic. I like how you did the shadow too. :)
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Lantis-Erin Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is awesome! :clap: You did a fantastic job. :) Fave!
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Avatar-D Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
wow! I'm not a major Katara fan but this is really epic! :iconiwantitplz:
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:iconkali15:
Kali15 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Student Digital Artist
awesome!
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:iconteffox:
TefFox Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
Wow *___*
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:iconpicabo33:
picabo33 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
wow this is perfact! i lo it!!!
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:iconkrystal221:
krystal221 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Student General Artist
wow.
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dramakitty2312 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
i really, really like this! : D
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